They were found to have connections with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a terrorist organization that targets the Indian government.The authorities stated that the Virginia men had used paintball games to train and prepare for battle.
It remains to be seen whether he will be tried in the U. S., was arrested in March 2003 and charged with five counts of providing material and financial support to al-Qaeda.
Uzair attempted to help another Pakistani, Majid Khan, an al-Qaeda operative, gain access to the United States via immigration fraud.
The brazen terrorist attack killed three people, injured and maimed hundreds more, and shocked the nation.
Despite being long recognized as a potential threat by law enforcement and intelligence, few Americans had considered the use of an improvised explosive device (IED) on American soil. Congress and the Administration should: In 2007, The Heritage Foundation began tracking post-9/11terrorist plots against the United States.
S., is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay awaiting trial.
Paracha was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, on July 8, 2003, through the efforts of the FBI and information provided by his son.He is believed to have had close ties to Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and Mohammed’s nephew Ammar al-Baluchi. citizen, originally from Kashmir, who was living in Columbus, Ohio.Saifullah is said to have used his international business connections to help al-Qaeda procure chemical and biological explosives and assist in their shipment to the U. He was arrested for conspiring to use blowtorches to collapse the Brooklyn Bridge, a plot devised after meetings with al-Qaeda leadership, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The New York City Police Department learned of the plot and increased police surveillance around the bridge.S., along with the shipment of ready-made explosives. 5. Faced with the additional security, Faris and his superiors called off the attack. Faris pleaded guilty to conspiracy and providing material support to al-Qaeda and was later sentenced in federal district court to 20 years in prison, the maximum allowed under his plea agreement. 6. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is an American citizen of Jordanian descent who was arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges that he conspired to kill President George W.Bush, hijack airplanes, and provide support to al-Qaeda.Fifty-three of these plots were thwarted long before the public was ever in danger, due in large part to the concerted efforts of U. The best way to protect the United States from the continued threat of terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. While there has not been a catastrophe on the scale of 9/11 in the past 12 years, terrorists have succeeded in attacking the homeland four times: (1) the intentional driving of an SUV into a crowd of students at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2006; (2) the shooting at an army recruitment office in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2009; (3) the shooting by U. Army Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, also in 2009; and (4) the bombings in Boston.